PSYC 1001 E, Fall 2008: Course outline
Carleton University – Department of Psychology
PSYC 1001 E - Introduction to Psychology I
A survey of topics associated with psychology's role as a natural science, including neuroscience,
cognition, and learning.
Precludes additional credit for PSYC 1000 (i.e. PSYC 1002).
The overall purpose of this course is to provide you with an overview of psychology as a science.
covered include: the evolution and practice of psychology; sensation and perception; learning and
memory; the nature of human consciousness, language and thought; and the neurobiological
underpinnings of behaviour.
Room A525 Loeb Building
Via WebCT (preferably) or
Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, or by appointment
Please contact Aaron through WebCT
Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:35 to 9:55 am
Kailash Mital (KM) Theater in Southam Hall
In class; dates are September 29
, and October 27
Course Textbook (required)
Weiten, W. & McCann, D. (2007). Psychology: Themes and Variations. First
Canadian Edition. Nelson Education Ltd.
Please try to keep up with readings weekly, preferably prior to class.
This will enable you to meet
your learning goals most effectively.
The textbook is available at the Carleton University Bookstore and is sold as part of a package that
also includes a study guide, PsykTrek CD-ROM, and a 4-month subscription to the InfoTrac Online
While these supplementary resources constitute valuable study aides, they are
To that end, a copy of the textbook (required reading) is available as a course
reserve at the MacOdrum Library.
The textbook publisher also hosts an online learning centre
WebCT (Course Website)
This is a WebCT course
http://webct6.carleton.ca/ (Note: To access WebCT you
need a connect account. Details can be found at http://connect.carleton.ca/ and/or at
This website represents one of our primary means of communication, including: the course
outline, lecture notes, course calendar, weekly news/announcements, related study materials,